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  • Stephanie Niketic
    BBC News Friday, 10 August, 2001, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK Milosevic daughter charged over shooting Marija Milosevic was distraught at her father s arrest The
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      BBC News
      Friday, 10 August, 2001, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK

      Milosevic daughter
      charged over shooting

      Marija Milosevic was distraught at her father's arrest

      The daughter of jailed former Yugoslav
      President Slobodan Milosevic has been charged
      in connection with a shooting incident at her
      father's arrest in April, the state news agency
      Tanjug has reported.

      Marija Milosevic allegedly fired several bullets
      at a government official sent to negotiate her
      father's surrender.

      Ms Milosevic, who was
      not fully licensed for
      the three guns found in
      her possession, was
      charged with public
      endangerment and
      illegal possession of
      weapons.

      The former president is
      awaiting trial in The
      Hague on war crimes
      charges.

      Ms Milosevic could face
      between one and eight years' imprisonment.

      Nervous breakdown

      Local media reported that she had been
      sighted in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica
      and was planning to move to the Bosnian Serb
      Republic.

      She is said to have suffered a nervous
      breakdown after her father was removed from
      power last October, shooting dead her
      ex-lover's dog and breaking windows in her
      Belgrade mansion.

      And she told journalists that during Mr
      Milosevic's arrest she had drunk a whole bottle
      of cognac on an empty stomach before firing
      the shots.

      The members of the former president's family
      have been no strangers to controversy.

      His wife, Mira Markovic, is rumoured to have
      had a hand in some of the political
      assassinations that blighted Yugoslavia
      towards the end of his rule.

      And son Marko is in hiding while his extensive
      business dealings are investigated.
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